On Wednesday night, Tim Scott joined FOX News’ Sean Hannity with a live studio audience to discuss the importance that all Republican candidates stand up for the importance of life.
Sean Hannity: Let me move to the controversial issue of abortion. Have you distinguished yourself with some of your fellow candidates. I read it with great interest because I think that the issue politically of abortion, not the moral side of it, although they are probably intertwined, but the political side of it is I think probably the country politically is at the Dobbs decision, 15 weeks, 12 weeks. You said there should be a ban after 15 weeks, states that make the decision say they should go longer than that.
Tim Scott: At 15 weeks a baby can suck his or her thumb, feel pain. Three out of four Americans say 15 weeks is the exact right place to be as it relates to stopping radical states like New York, California and Illinois from having abortion on demand up until the day of birth. That’s just wrong. We as a nation, we’re better than that. We have to learn to stand up for our rights and make sure every single child in every single state has the same rights, and that means 15 weeks should be a national limit. I want my entire presidential – all the presidential candidates, whether it is Ron, Nikki, the former President, they should support me with a 15-week limit. We can’t trust California with anything. Think about this, in California today they will take away a parent’s right to their kids if they don’t agree with their gender decisions. That’s wrong. We should stand up against that.